today’s birthday: Igor Stravinsky (1882)

Igor Stravinsky (1882)

Stravinsky was a Russian-American composer considered by many to be the greatest and most versatile composer of the 20th century. His first major success, The Firebird, brought him international renown in 1910. He followed this the next year with the great ballet score Petrushka and two years after that with his most acclaimed—and controversial—work, the ballet The Rite of Spring, recognized as a landmark and masterpiece of modern music. Why did its premiere provoke a riot? More… Discuss

One response to “today’s birthday: Igor Stravinsky (1882)

  1. Pingback: great compositions/performances: Stravinsky: The Firebird / Gergiev · Vienna Philarmonic · Salzburg Festival 2000 | euzicasa

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